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'America's Got Talent': Tim Poe eliminated without controversy

"America's Got Talent's" most controversial contestant of the season, Tim Poe, was eliminated on Tuesday's episode -- but not because of the scandal. Poe's elimination was filmed over a month ago, before the public discovered that he may not have been truthful about his past.In the video package that played before Poe's initial audition on the show, he told producers that he was a military officer, and had suffered brain damage after a grenade attack in Afghanistan. He provided "America's Got Talent" with a photo -- that he claimed was of him -- in uniform. Later, it turned out that the photo was actually of Staff Sgt. Norman Bone, and that it had been taken from the Department of Defense website (where it was identified as Bone, not Poe). Adding to the controversy, the Minnesota National Guard released a statement. "Sgt. Poe's official military records do not indicate that he was injured by a grenade... http://blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2012/06/americas-got-talent-tim-poe-eliminated-without-controversy.html

TV Ratings: Olympics swimming trials, 'America's Got Talent' earn NBC a win

Fast National ratings for Monday, June 25, 2012NBC rode the U.S. 2012 Olympic swimming trials and "America's Got Talent" starting Las Vegas week to a win Monday night, beating the next closest network by over 2 million viewers. The win for the Peacock drew 7.8 million viewers, a 4.7 rating/8 share in households. ABC's "Bachelorette" helped it take second, though "The Glass House" did the network no favors - the new reality show lost a million viewers from last week's premiere. ABC averaged 5.75 million views and a 4.0/7. FOX's cooking shows were third with 5.4 million, 3.2/5, followed by CBS' reruns at 5.2 million, 3.4/6. The CW trialed with 385,000 viewers, 0.3/0.In the adults 18-49 demographic, FOX and NBC tied at 2.3, followed by ABC (1.9), CBS (1.2) and the CW (0.1). Monday hour by hour: 8 p.m.NBC: Olympics swimming trials (6.95 million, 4.4/7) ABC: "The Bachelorette" (6.7 million viewers, 4.7/8 households) FOX: "Hell's... http://blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2012/06/tv-ratings-olympics-swimming-trials-americas-got-talent-earn-nbc-a-win.html

'AGT': Stunt Gone Wrong Threatens Dance Crew's Future

" America's Got Talent " (Mon., 9 p.m. ET on NBC) is no stranger to danger and injury, but it's still devastating to see a group's chances in the competition come down to this. That said, it was because of a critical error during one of their high-flying stunts that 787 dance crew found themselves possibly down one member. Even should he return, it's possible the costly error could cost them their chance to advance in the competition. To their advantage, though not in a good way, was the fact that the judges found themselves underwhelmed by so many of the performers featured. "Quite a few of the acts really blew it," Zap2It said of the episode. At least three of them were spared the chance to blow their chances, as they were advanced automatically to the live shows. Those were William Close and his homemade instruments, animal act the Olate Dogs, and human cannonball David Smith. See how 787 dance crew, and other acts fare as "America's Got Talent" continues Tuesday at 9 p.m. ET and next week at an earlier start time of 8:30 p.m. ET on Monday, all on NBC. TV Replay scours the vast television landscape to find the most interesting, amusing, and, on a good day, amazing moments, and delivers them right to your browser. http://feeds.huffingtonpost.com/~r/HP/Entertainment/~3/kXfC_5rmmB4/americas-got-talent-787-dance-crew-injury-video_n_1626393.html

'America's Got Talent' kicks off Las Vegas week

It's time for the "America's Got Talent" judges to whittle the 100+ acts they put through from the auditions to the 48 semi-finalists. The judges immediately put the acts into Judges' Favorites (who get to go first) and the Stand-Bys (who perform second for any remaining spots). There are also some acts that are in neither group and are going home right away, plus three acts get sent straight through to the live shows, leaving 45 slots. Those three acts are the Olate Dogs, the human cannonball David Smith and the weird homemade harp thing guy William Close. The categories are divided thusly:Danger: The All Wheel Sports stunt team, the American BMX stunt team, the New Guard America drill team, balance artist Cristin Sandu and crossbow artist Ben Blaque.Female Singers: Mary Joyner, Roxy Doll, Brianna Price, Cecilia Detwiler, Luna and Nikki Jensen. Dance Groups: Funk Beyond Control, All That!, Loyalty and 787 Crew.Novelty: Horse, All... http://blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2012/06/americas-got-talent-kicks-off-las-vegas-week.html

Jessica Sanchez Nearing Deal to Appear on Glee Season 4

It looks like Fox is nearing a deal to keep all the great singing in the family. According to Michael Ausiello of TV Line, Jessica Sanchez is closing in on a deal to appear on multiple Glee Season 4 episodes . It's unclear at the moment what role the American Idol Season 11 runner-up would take on, but she'd likely debut at midseason. Sanchez - who competed on America's Got Talent in 2006 but has never acted before - would either be involved with the New Directions in Ohio, or in the Rachel-based NYC storyline that will also feature guest stars Kate Hudson and Sarah Jessica Parker . Read More... http://www.tvfanatic.com/2012/06/jessica-sanchez-nearing-deal-to-appear-on-glee-season-4/

TV Ratings: 'The Glass House' premiere soft for ABC; NBC wins the night in viewers

Fast National ratings for Monday, June 18, 2012"The Glass House," ABC's new summer reality show, did not get off to an auspicious start for its Monday night premiere episode. It received lower ratings than last week's "Castle" rerun, and it also saw a loss of over 700,000 viewers from the first half-hour to the second.NBC led the night in viewers, averaging 7.56 million - which means "America's Got Talent" is quite a bit more popular than last week's Stanley Cup finals. The Peacock also averaged a 4.4 rating/7 share in households. ABC was second with 6 million viewers, 4.2/7, followed by FOX at 5.5 million, 3.1/5, CBS at 5.2 million, 3.4/6 and the CW at 465,000 viewers, 0.3/1.In the adults 18-49 demo, FOX won with 2.4, followed by NBC (2.3), ABC (2.0), CBS (1.3) and the CW (0.2). Monday hour by hour: 8 p.m.NBC: "America's Got Talent" (11.2 million, 6.7/11) ABC: "The Bachelorette" (6.6 million... http://blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2012/06/tv-ratings-the-glass-house-premiere-soft-for-abc-nbc-wins-the-night-in-viewers.html

"America's Got Talent" Generated the #1 Non-Sports 18-49 and Total-Viewer Results of the Night

NBC spins the numbers for Tuesday, June 12. http://www.thefutoncritic.com/ratings/2012/06/13/americas-got-talent-generated-the-number-1-non-sports-18-49-and-total-viewer-results-of-the-night-493004/20120613nbc02/

TV ratings: 'The Bachelorette' and 'Hell's Kitchen' top an 'AGT'-free Monday

Fast National ratings for Monday, June 11, 2012"The Bachelorette" and "Hell's Kitchen" both saw their ratings rise Monday, as the clinching game of the Stanley Cup Finals didn't provide as much competition as "America's Got Talent." FOX's other culinary competition, "Masterchef," was also up over its premiere last week.ABC led the night in viewers, averaging 6.6 million people and a 4.6 rating/8 share in households. FOX (6 million, 3.4/5) came in second, a little bit ahead of CBS (5.7 million, 3.8/6). NBC took fourth with 4.15 million viewers and a 2.6/4 (its numbers will likely rise a little with adjustments for live hockey coverage), and The CW (583,000, 0.4/1) was way back with a slate of repeats.FOX scored a win among adults 18-49 with a 2.7 rating, leading ABC's 1.9 by a comfortable margin. NBC came in third in the demographic with a 1.6, followed by CBS at 1.4. The CW posted a 0.2.... http://blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2012/06/tv-ratings-the-bachelorette-and-hells-kitchen-top-an-agt-free-monday.html

TV ratings: Tony Awards down for CBS Sunday, ABC reality shows lead demo

Fast National ratings for Sunday, June 10, 2012CBS' broadcast of the Tony Awards didn't live up to last year's ratings, even though the show didn't have to compete with the NBA Finals this time around. It was a pretty quiet night all around on the broadcast networks, in fact, particularly in the adults 18-49 demographic. ABC's "Secret Millionaire" and "Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition" grabbed the top demo numbers for the night.CBS did lead Sunday in viewers, averaging 6.5 million and a 4.2 rating/7 share in households. NBC (5.3 million, 3.4/6) came in second, beating out ABC's 4.9 million viewers and 3.1/5. A night of reruns on FOX averaged 2.75 million viewers and a 1.6/3.ABC topped the 18-49 rankings, albeit with a scant 1.4 rating. NBC, 1.3, and FOX, 1.2, were close behind, and CBS brought up the rear at 1.0.... http://blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2012/06/tv-ratings-tony-awards-down-for-cbs-sunday-abc-reality-shows-lead-demo.html

America’s Got Talent Contestant Timothy Poe Says He May Have Been Mistaken About His Accident in Afghanistan

He auditioned for America’s Got Talent with a stutter, a cowboy hat, and a sad story about getting injured in Afghanistan. Country singer Timothy Poe won over hearts with his rich voice and heroic tale, but now soldiers from his unit claim his story is inaccurate. “I spent 14 years in the military,” he said during his audition, and the crowd cheered. “But my career was ended in 2009. I had gotten hit by a grenade in Afghanistan and it broke my back and gave me a brain... http://feeds.wetpaint.com/~r/wetpaint/latest/excerpt/~3/_T-rlvddtao/americas-got-talent-contestant-timothy-poe-says-he-may-have-been-mistaken-about-his-accident-in-afghanistan
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